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Ransomware requires time to work its way across a target network. Because of this, ransomware assaults are commonly launched on weekends and at night, when IT personnel may take longer to become aware of a penetration and are less able to organize a quick and coordinated defense. The more lateral movement ransomware can manage within a target's system, the more time it will require to restore core IT services and scrambled files and the more data can be stolen and posted to the dark web.
Progent's Ransomware Hot Line is intended to help you to take the urgent first step in mitigating a ransomware attack by putting out the fire. Progent's online ransomware expert can assist organizations in the Ipanema metro area to identify and isolate infected servers and endpoints and guard undamaged resources from being penetrated.
If your system has been breached by any version of ransomware, don't panic. Get help quickly by calling Progent's Ransomware Hot Line at 800-993-9400.
Progent's Ransomware Recovery Expertise Available in Ipanema
Current strains of crypto-ransomware like Ryuk, Maze, DopplePaymer, and Nephilim encrypt online files and infiltrate any available backups. Files synched to the cloud can also be impacted. For a poorly defended network, this can make system restoration almost impossible and effectively knocks the IT system back to the beginning. So-called Threat Actors (TAs), the cybercriminals responsible for ransomware assault, insist on a ransom payment in exchange for the decryption tools needed to recover encrypted data. Ransomware assaults also attempt to steal (or "exfiltrate") files and hackers demand an extra settlement in exchange for not posting this information on the dark web. Even if you can rollback your network to a tolerable date in time, exfiltration can be a major issue depending on the sensitivity of the stolen data.
The recovery work after a ransomware attack involves several crucial stages, most of which can proceed in parallel if the response workgroup has enough people with the necessary skill sets.
- Containment: This time-critical first step involves arresting the sideways progress of ransomware within your IT system. The longer a ransomware assault is permitted to run unchecked, the longer and more expensive the restoration process. Recognizing this, Progent keeps a round-the-clock Ransomware Hotline monitored by seasoned ransomware response experts. Quarantine processes include cutting off affected endpoints from the rest of network to restrict the spread, documenting the environment, and securing entry points.
- System continuity: This covers restoring the IT system to a basic useful level of functionality with the shortest possible delay. This effort is usually at the highest level of urgency for the targets of the ransomware assault, who often see it as an existential issue for their company. This project also demands the broadest array of IT abilities that cover domain controllers, DHCP servers, physical and virtual machines, desktops, laptops and mobile phones, databases, productivity and mission-critical applications, network architecture, and protected endpoint access. Progent's ransomware recovery team uses state-of-the-art collaboration tools to organize the complicated restoration effort. Progent understands the urgency of working quickly, continuously, and in unison with a client's managers and IT staff to prioritize activity and to put essential services on line again as fast as feasible.
- Data recovery: The work necessary to restore data damaged by a ransomware assault varies according to the condition of the systems, how many files are encrypted, and which restore methods are needed. Ransomware assaults can destroy pivotal databases which, if not carefully closed, may need to be rebuilt from the beginning. This can include DNS and Active Directory (AD) databases. Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server rely on Active Directory, and many financial and other mission-critical platforms are powered by Microsoft SQL Server. Some detective work could be needed to find clean data. For example, non-encrypted OST files may exist on employees' desktop computers and laptops that were off line at the time of the attack.
- Deploying advanced antivirus/ransomware defense: Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring gives small and mid-sized companies the benefits of the identical AV tools used by some of the world's largest enterprises including Walmart, Visa, and Salesforce. By providing real-time malware filtering, classification, mitigation, restoration and forensics in a single integrated platform, ProSight ASM reduces total cost of ownership, simplifies administration, and expedites recovery. The next-generation endpoint protection engine incorporated in Progent's Active Security Monitoring was listed by Gartner Group as the industry's "most visionary Endpoint Protection Platform." Read about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware recovery.
- Negotiating a settlement with the hacker Progent is experienced in negotiating ransom settlements with hackers. This requires working closely with the ransomware victim and the cyber insurance provider, if there is one. Activities consist of establishing the kind of ransomware involved in the attack; identifying and making contact with the hacker persona; testing decryption capabilities; deciding on a settlement with the victim and the insurance provider; negotiating a settlement and timeline with the TA; confirming adherence to anti-money laundering sanctions; overseeing the crypto-currency disbursement to the TA; acquiring, reviewing, and operating the decryption utility; troubleshooting failed files; building a clean environment; remapping and reconnecting drives to reflect exactly their pre-encryption condition; and reprovisioning physical and virtual devices and software services.
- Forensic analysis: This activity involves discovering the ransomware assault's storyline throughout the targeted network from start to finish. This audit trail of the way a ransomware attack progressed within the network helps you to evaluate the damage and brings to light vulnerabilities in rules or processes that need to be rectified to avoid later breaches. Forensics entails the review of all logs, registry, Group Policy Object, AD, DNS, routers, firewalls, schedulers, and basic Windows systems to look for variations. Forensics is typically given a high priority by the cyber insurance provider. Because forensic analysis can be time consuming, it is essential that other key activities like operational continuity are executed in parallel. Progent maintains a large team of IT and cybersecurity professionals with the knowledge and experience needed to carry out activities for containment, business resumption, and data restoration without disrupting forensics.
Progent has provided remote and on-premises IT services across the U.S. for over 20 years and has earned Microsoft's Gold Partner certification in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity competencies. Progent's roster of subject matter experts (SBEs) includes consultants who have been awarded advanced certifications in foundation technologies including Cisco infrastructure, VMware virtualization, and major Linux distros. Progent's cybersecurity experts have earned prestigious certifications such as CISA, CISSP-ISSAP, and GIAC. (Refer to Progent's certifications). Progent also offers top-tier support in financial management and ERP application software. This scope of expertise gives Progent the ability to salvage and integrate the surviving pieces of your IT environment after a ransomware intrusion and rebuild them quickly into an operational system. Progent has worked with top cyber insurance providers like Chubb to assist organizations recover from ransomware assaults.
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